Top Heavy Hefeweizen - Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
2.95/5 rDev -28.6%
The color was a beautiful hazy gold/amber.
The mouthfeel was a bit sticky, but alright.
Drinkable only in gulps, but this was due to the flavor, which felt overwhelmingly fruity.
Overall as a beer it was ok, but an award winning beer? Perhaps with someone, but definitely not me. When I drink beer I like it to taste more like beer and less like a fruit bowl, but it looks like this beer appeals to others, so this is just my opinion.
One bias is that I think fruit in beer is heresy punishable by a grisly and slow death, so perhaps the lemon wedge simply enraged me.
04-23-2008 03:36:47 | More by Dripdry
3.33/5 rDev -19.4%
Review based on a beer-judging sized sampler. Appropriately cloudy, even a little white like a Belgian. Has an extreme banana and lemon nose that overwhelms the other hefeweizen spices. Very "German," maybe even a little overdone. But you don't need a lemon, that's for sure.
12-23-2003 20:34:43 | More by DrunkMcDermott
3.53/5 rDev -14.5%
First had: on tap at the brewpub
Review from notes. Hazy straw-yellow pour, topped with a cap of foamy white head; moderate retention and a bit of lacing. Yeasty aroma, wheat, banana esters, light spice and a bit of citrus. More of the same in the taste, bready yeast, banana and clove, light citrus, wheat...pretty much a typical hefe. Medium body, fairly smooth, decently drinkable overall.
10-14-2012 19:48:54 | More by Rifugium
3.78/5 rDev -8.5%
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate yellowish color that is quite cloudy and has a nice white head. Nose is yeast, wheat, and light citrus. The taste is wheat and citrus with a bit of a yeasty kick. Nice body with good carbonation. A bit heavy but drinks well.
11-02-2010 11:33:28 | More by Thorpe429
3.83/5 rDev -7.3%
On tap at Piece...Medium gold with a light orange tint...The aroma is nice with oranges, wheat and yeast nice and balanced. The taste is a little disappointing, too sweet with banana, needs to be more balanced. Easy to drink but nothing special.
Overall, pretty good.
06-26-2010 17:42:04 | More by jrallen34
3.85/5 rDev -6.8%
it pours a little more amber than usual. with a dense but smaller foam than expected. the smell is a nice blend of wheat and banana with an interesting lingering maltiness. the taste is backed up by that maltiness. this hef is a bit denser tasting. it has wheat and fruitness but it also has a very subdued hop and malt that lingers. a good beer. light but essentially more american than german. still excellent for a brewpub beer.
alcohol contain is 5.5 to 6 percent. a bit stronger than usual
09-09-2008 21:05:08 | More by rtepiak
4/5 rDev -3.1%
From notes of 08/20/2006 visit to Piece, Chicago IL.
This one is for sure a Hefe Weizen, in the classic German style. Dark orange in color with a good heavy cloud and haze of yeast. The head is a creamy white foam with good retention. The lace is sticky and thick.
The smell is heavy with banana, citrusy lemon zest, big yeasty breads and a hint of spicy clove.
Taste is dead on for the style. Citrusy lemon, banana, and big bready yeast, and light spiced flavors.
Crisp mouthfeel. Moderately active carbonation. Medium bodied. I know it is an old cliche, but it was actually refreshing.
Well done and very drinkable. After I try all the other beers at Piece I will have to have a few more of this one.
08-21-2006 17:51:20 | More by EvilKeith
Top Heavy Hefeweizen from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
91 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.